UW CSE professor James Fogarty just returned from collecting the prestigious Allen Newell Award for Research Excellence at his Ph.D. alma mater, Carnegie Mellon University.
The award, which James shares with his Ph.D. adviser, Scott Hudson; fellow CMU alumni Daniel Avrahami, Chris Harrison and Johnny Lee; and current CMU student Robert Xiao, honors an impressive body of research into “innovative and practical physical interaction techniques.” Their work produced more than 25 papers on subjects ranging from novel uses of sensors, to wearable displays, to 3-D printing.
According to award committee chair Mahadev Satyanarayanan, “The Newell Award committee was impressed with the highly innovative and deep contributions to user interface design made by this team over a decade-long period. Their work spans the full spectrum of research in this space, with a high degree of originality in every aspect.”
The annual award pays tribute to Newell’s research style, summed up in his observation that, “Good science responds to real phenomena or real problems. Good science is in the details. Good science makes a difference.”
We couldn’t agree more. Congratulations to James and his colleagues for this well-deserved recognition of their outstanding work!
Read CMU’s press release on the award here.